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Course Name: Introduction to Western Classical Music
Course Number: MUS 100
Course Objectives:
  • Students will understand the musical trends of the major style periods in music history (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical/Enlightenment, Romantic, Modernism, and Postmodernism), and relate these issues to the critical analysis of a musical work.
  • Students will be able to aurally identify the instruments of the symphony orchestra.
  • Students will understand the cultural and social trends of the major style periods in music history (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical/Enlightenment, Romantic, Modernism, and Postmodernism), and relate these issues to the critical analysis of a musical work.
  • Students will be able to accurately relate the musical elements of a work to its structure and/or compositional techniques, including but not limited to programmatic content and form.
  • Recognize and define musical elements relating to rhythm, melody, dynamics, tone color, and harmony and identify concepts in musical examples.
  • Recognize major composers of each style period, including the Classical and Baroque eras, and identify aspects of their lives that affected their music.
  • Critically analyze live or recorded musical examples.
  • Identify musical compositions or performances.